Security freezes; fees. (SB18)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth), and Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Security freezes; fees. Prohibits a credit reporting agency from requiring a consumer to pay a fee to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report if the consumer has not previously requested the placement of a security freeze from the consumer reporting agency. Currently, a consumer may be required to pay a fee of no more than $10 to place a security freeze on his credit report. The measure does not prohibit a consumer reporting agency from charging a fee to temporarily lift or to remove a security freeze or to place a security freeze on the consumer's credit report if it is the second or subsequent request for placement of a security freeze. Victims of identity theft are currently exempt from the fee. This bill was incorporated into SB 16 Read the Bill »


02/07/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100580D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB18)
02/07/2018Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB16-Petersen) (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)